2014 Sacramento State Men's Soccer News
February 9, 2015
MEN’S SOCCER SIGNS JESSIE GONZALEZ TO NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT
The Sacramento State men’s soccer team added a new potent scoring threat on Monday as forward Jessie Gonzalez signed on for the 2015 season.
January 20, 2015
MEZ SELECTED BY SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES IN MLS SUPERDRAFT
Sacramento State senior forward Chimdum Mez was selected by the San Jose Earthquakes with the fourth pick of the fourth round of the 2015 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft on Tuesday.
January 12, 2015
MEN’S SOCCER ADDS GRANITE BAY NATIVE, WAKE FOREST TRANSFER SCOTTI
The Sacramento State men’s soccer team has a big addition for the 2015 season as Granite Bay product Dominic Scotti has transferred after his freshman season at Wake Forest.
December 18, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER MAKES 15TH ANNUAL VISIT TO UC DAVIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
On Wednesday five members of the Sacramento State men’s soccer team visited the UC Davis Children’s Hospital to meet the patients and spread some holiday cheer. It was the 15th consecutive season that the men’s soccer program had players visit the Children’s Hospital before the holidays.
November 8, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER FALLS AT #18 UC IRVINE IN BIG WEST TOURNAMENT OPENER
The Hornets and the Anteaters were scoreless into the 67th minute before No. 18 UC Irvine scored twice in just one minute and 29 seconds en route to a 2-0 victory in a first-round matchup in the Big West Tournament.
November 7, 2014
LINENBERGER BIG WEST COACH OF THE YEAR, MEZ ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM
The Sacramento State men’s soccer team picked up four all-Big West honors on Friday headlined by an all-Big West first team selection for senior forward Chimdum Mez and Big West Coach of the Year honors for Michael Linenberger.
November 6, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER OPENS BIG WEST TOURNAMENT SATURDAY AT #18 UC IRVINE
In its third season as a member of the Big West Conference Sacramento State (6-10-3, 4-5-1 Big West) will make its Big West Tournament debut at 7 p.m. Saturday at No. 18 UC Irvine (12-5-2, 4-5-1 Big West) in the first round of the conference tournament.
November 5, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER FALLS IN OVERTIME BUT QUALIFIES FOR BIG WEST TOURNAMENT
Sacramento State held a 1-0 lead into the final 12 minutes of regulation before UC Santa Barbara sophomore Nick DePuy scored an equalizer and the game-winner in the 94th minute to give the visiting Gauchos a 2-1 win.
November 3, 2014
GOSSELIN NAMED BIG WEST MEN’S SOCCER DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
After helping lead his team to two road wins Sacramento State sophomore defender Andrew Gosselin has been named the Big West Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
November 3, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER HOSTS UC SANTA BARBARA WEDNESDAY ON CUSP OF POSTSEASON
The Sacramento State men’s soccer team (6-9-3, 4-4-1 Big West) concludes the regular season hosting UC Santa Barbara (9-6-3, 5-2-2 Big West) at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hornet Field.
November 1, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER BEATS UC DAVIS IN OVERTIME IN WILD CAUSEWAY GAME
Sacramento State sophomore defender Andrew Gosselin scored his second goal of the game on a flick header in the 98th minute to end a wild contest and give his team a 3-2 win at UC Davis. At total of 10 cards, including three reds, were issued in the game.
October 31, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER PLAYS FINAL ROAD GAME SATURDAY AT UC DAVIS
After a key 2-1 win at Cal Poly on Wednesday the Sacramento State men’s soccer team (5-9-3, 3-4-1 Big West) plays its final road game of the regular season at 1 p.m. Saturday at UC Davis (6-2-9, 4-2-2 Big West).
October 29, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER RALLIES FOR HUGE 2-1 WIN AT CAL POLY
Down 1-0 with less than 13 minutes left in regulation time Sacramento State got a goal from freshman Cylus Sandoval followed by an own goal created by Sandoval in the 84th minute to rally for a 2-1 win over Cal Poly on Wednesday night.
October 28, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER RETURNS TO CENTRAL COAST WEDNESDAY TO FACE CAL POLY
For the second consecutive week the Sacramento State men’s soccer team (4-9-3, 2-4-1 Big West) plays a Wednesday night game on the central coast of California, this week facing Cal Poly (8-4-4, 3-2-2 Big West) in San Luis Obispo at 7 p.m.
October 25, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER PLAYS UC DAVIS TO SCORELESS DRAW AT BONNEY FIELD
Playing under the lights at Bonney Field for the first time, Sacramento State causeway rival UC Davis had a 26-10 shot advantage but Hornet sophomore goalkeeper Philip Bru made 11 saves and after 110 minutes of scoreless soccer the game ended in a 0-0 draw.
October 23, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER HOSTS RIVAL UC DAVIS AT BONNEY FIELD SATURDAY NIGHT
The men’s soccer rivalry between Sacramento State and UC Davis comes to an exciting new stage Saturday night at 7 p.m. as the Causeway foes face off under the lights at Bonney Field, home of USL Pro champion Sacramento Republic FC.
October 22, 2014
MEZ SCORES AGAIN BUT MEN’S SOCCER DEFEATED BY UC SANTA BARBARA
Sacramento State senior forward Chimdum Mez scored his seventh goal of the season but UC Santa Barbara built a 4-0 lead through the first 50 minutes of the game and finished with a 4-1 victory on Wednesday night.
October 20, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER PLAYS AT UC SANTA BARBARA WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Big West North Division play continues Wednesday night as Sacramento State (4-8-2, 2-3-0 Big West) heads down the coast to face UC Santa Barbara (6-6-2, 2-2-1 Big West) at 7 p.m.
October 18, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER DROPS COMPETITIVE CONTEST VS. CAL POLY
Sacramento State had a 16-15 shot advantage and had numerous quality scoring chances but, after the Hornets tied the game at 1-1 in the 62nd minute, Cal Poly went back ahead and finished a 3-1 win on Saturday at Hornet Field.
October 17, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER VS. UC DAVIS TO BE PLAYED AT BONNEY FIELD OCTOBER 25
The Sacramento State men’s soccer team and Sacramento Republic FC announced that the Big West game between the Hornets and UC Davis on Saturday Oct. 25 will be played under the lights at Bonney Field.
October 16, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER OPENS BIG WEST NORTH PLAY SATURDAY VS CAL POLY
After a strong start to Big West play going 2-2 against the South Division, the Sacramento State men’s soccer team (4-7-2, 2-2-0 Big West) returns home to open Big West North Division play at 3 p.m. Saturday hosting Cal Poly (7-3-3, 2-1-1 Big West).
October 11, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER DOWNED BY #11 UC IRVINE 2-0
Sacramento State limited No. 11 UC Irvine to just two shots on goal in a scoreless first half but the Anteaters broke through with two goals early in the second half and finished off a 2-0 win on Saturday night.
October 9, 2014
MEZ, DEL CURTO LEAD MEN’S SOCCER AGAIN IN 1-0 WIN OVER CSUN
In similar fashion to last Saturday’s 1-0 double-overtime win over Cal State Fullerton, Sacramento State got another winning goal from senior Chimdum Mez and redshirt freshman James Del Curto had another brilliant night in goal as the Hornets beat CSUN 1-0 on Thursday night in Northridge.
October 8, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER ON THE ROAD TO FACE BIG WEST FOES CSUN, #11 UC IRVINE
Coming off a thrilling 1-0 double overtime win over Cal State Fullerton the Sacramento State men’s soccer team (3-6-2, 1-1-0 Big West) looks for more success on the road this week but faces a daunting schedule. The Hornets will play at CSUN (4-6-1, 0-2-0 Big West), a 2013 NCAA Tournament team, at 7 p.m. Thursday and at No. 11 UC Irvine (8-1-2, 0-1-1 Big West) at 7 p.m. Saturday.
October 4, 2014
MEZ THE OVERTIME HERO AGAIN AS MEN’S SOCCER BEATS CAL STATE FULLERTON
Sacramento State senior forward Chimdum Mez out-jumped Cal State Fullerton goalkeeper David Elias Rodriguez in front of the Titan goal and headed home the winner goal just under the crossbar in a 1-0 double overtime victory on Saturday at Hornet Field.
October 2, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER DEFEATED BY UC RIVERSIDE IN BIG WEST OPENER
UC Riverside got on an early run and never looked back in the first half, scoring four times to take a 4-0 halftime lead that ended up being the final score in a Highlander win over the Hornets on Thursday at Hornet Field.
October 1, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER OPENS BIG WEST CONFERENCE PLAY AT HOME THURSDAY
The Sacramento State men’s soccer team (2-5-2) commences play in the Big West Conference this week with a pair of home games. The Hornets will face UC Riverside (1-6-1) at 4 p.m. Thursday and Cal State Fullerton (4-3-2) at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hornet Field.
September 28, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER ENDS NON-CONFERENCE PLAY WITH LOSS AT BAKERSFIELD
Bakersfield took a 1-0 lead on a penalty kick in the first half and scored four more times in the second half to defeat the Hornets 5-0 on Sunday afternoon.
September 26, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER PLAYS SAINT MARY’S TO A 1-1 DRAW IN PHYSICAL BATTLE
In a tremendously physical game with 10 yellow cards and 37 fouls whistled Sacramento State took a lead late in the first half on a goal by senior Chimdum Mez before Saint Mary’s drew even in the 84th minute and the game ended in a 1-1 draw in double overtime.
September 25, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER CONCLUDES HOMESTAND FRIDAY VS. SAINT MARY’S
In the seventh and final game of its program record long homestand the Sacramento State men’s soccer team (2-4-1) hosts Saint Mary’s (5-2-0) on Friday at 4 p.m. The Hornets will also play at Bakersfield (5-1-1) at 1 p.m. Sunday to conclude the non-conference portion of their schedule with Big West play opening next week.
September 22, 2014
MEN'S SOCCER HIGHLIGHTS AND INTERVIEWS VS. AIR FORCE
Watch highlights and interviews from the Hornet men's soccer game vs. Air Force
September 21, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER DEFEATED BY AIR FORCE 1-0 ON LATE GOAL
In a mostly even matchup where Sacramento State had a plethora of quality scoring chances it was Air Force that was finally able to find the net with a goal in the 85th minute to pick up a 1-0 win at Hornet Field on Sunday.
September 19, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER TOPPED IN OVERTIME BY GRAND CANYON
After 97 minutes of scoreless soccer Grand Canyon senior midfielder Kyle Summerhill put home a rebound of a shot stopped by Hornet goalkeeper Philip Bru to give the visiting Antelopes a 1-0 win on Friday afternoon at Hornet Field.
September 17, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER CONTINUES HOMESTAND WITH COPA DE CAUSEWAY
Sacramento State (2-2-1) brings a two game winning streak into play this week while continuing its program-record seven game homestand. The Hornets will host Grand Canyon (1-3-0) at 1:30 p.m. Friday and Air Force (3-0-2) at 1 p.m. Sunday.
September 15, 2014
MEZ NAMED BIG WEST MEN’S SOCCER OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sacramento State senior forward Chimdum Mez has been named the Big West Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
September 14, 2014
EARLY GOALS LEAD MEN’S SOCCER PAST CLEVELAND STATE 2-0
Sacramento State scored on each of its first two shots of the game and limited Cleveland State to just two shots on goal in the contest in a 2-0 shutout on Sunday at Hornet Field.
September 12, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER BATTLES FOR 2-1 HOME WIN OVER SAN JOSE STATE
Sacramento State freshman Cylus Sandoval scored his first career goal in the first half and, after San Jose State drew even early in the second half, Hornet senior Chimdum Mez scored what ended up being the winning goal as the Hornets earned a 2-1 victory over San José State on Friday at Hornet Field.
September 12, 2014
HIGHLIGHTS AND INTERVIEWS FROM MEN'S SOCCER WIN OVER SAN JOSE STATE
Highlights and interviews from men's soccer's 2-1 victory over San Jose State
September 10, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER CONTINUES HOMESTAND FRIDAY VS SAN JOSE STATE
In the midst of the longest homestand in program history, the Sacramento State men’s soccer team (0-2-1) returns to Hornet Field to host San José State (1-3-0) at 4:00 p.m. on Friday. The Hornets will also host Cleveland State (2-2-0) for the first time ever on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
September 7, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER FALLS TO LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 3-0
Loyola Marymount scored early in the fifth minute and had two more goals in the first half in a 3-0 victory over Sacramento State on Sunday at Hornet Field.
September 5, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER BATTLES SAN DIEGO TO THRILLING 3-3 DRAW
Sacramento State trailed 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 but kept coming back to force overtime and earn a 3-3 draw in double-overtime in its home opener against San Diego on Friday at Hornet Field.
September 4, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER OPENS RECORD-LONG HOMESTAND ON FRIDAY
The Sacramento State men’s soccer team (0-1-0) opens its home schedule with a pair of games against West Coast Conference (WCC) teams this weekend, hosting San Diego (1-0-1) at 5:00 p.m. Friday and Loyola Marymount (0-1-1) at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Both games will close double headers with the Sacramento State women’s soccer team.
September 3, 2014
SACRAMENTO STATE SOCCER DOUBLE-DOUBLEHEADERS PREVIEW
Hear from Sacramento State's Chimdum Mez, Chelsea Arnold, Mason McCann, and Lydia Bowman as the Hornet soccer teams prepare to host doubleheaders on Friday and Sunday.
August 31, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER DROPS SEASON OPENER AT TEMPLE
Temple freshman Olli Tynkkynen scored twice in the first half and Owl senior Chas Wilson tacked on an insurance goal in the second half as Temple recorded a 3-0 win over Sacramento State on a rainy Sunday in Philadelphia.
August 29, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER OPENS 2014 SEASON IN PHILADELPHIA VS. TEMPLE
The Sacramento State men’s soccer team opens the 2014 season in a state in which it has never competed before, playing Temple in Philadelphia on Sunday at noon pacific time.
August 23, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER CONTROLS PLAY BUT DRAWS WITH PACIFIC 0-0 IN EXHIBITION
Sacramento State created numerous opportunities throughout the contest, particularly in the second half and in overtime, but Pacific goalkeeper Josh Adachi made eight stops with some highlight reel saves to keep the Hornets at bay in a 0-0 double-overtime tie.
August 21, 2014
MEN’S SOCCER EXHIBITION AT PACIFIC SATURDAY; PICKED 4TH IN BIG WEST NORTH
After a week of training the Sacramento State men's soccer team will continue its preparation for the 2014 season with an exhibition game at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pacific. The match will be the lone exhibition contest for the Hornets before they open the regular season on Sunday, Aug. 31, at Temple.
August 15, 2014
MEN'S SOCCER OPENS TRAINING FRIDAY
Highlights and interviews with head coach Michael Linenberger and sophomore defender Javier Muñoz after the first day of training for the 2014 season.